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Reading R S Peters Today

Author : Stefaan E. Cuypers
ISBN : 9781444346473
Genre : Education
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Reading R. S. Peters Today: Analysis, Ethics and the Aims of Education reassesses British philosopher Richard Stanley Peters’ educational writings by examining them against the most recent developments in philosophy and practice. Critically reassesses R. S. Peters, a philosopher who had a profound influence on a generation of educationalists Brings clarity to a number of key educational questions Exposes mainstream, orthodox arguments to sympathetic critical scrutiny
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A Companion To Wittgenstein On Education

Author : Michael A. Peters
ISBN : 9789811031366
Genre : Education
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This book, bringing together contributions by forty-five authors from fourteen countries, represents mostly new material from both emerging and seasoned scholars in the field of philosophy of education. Topics range widely both within and across the four parts of the book: Wittgenstein’s biography and style as an educator and philosopher, illustrating the pedagogical dimensions of his early and late philosophy; Wittgenstein’s thought and methods in relation to other philosophers such as Cavell, Dewey, Foucault, Hegel and the Buddha; contrasting investigations of training in relation to initiation into forms of life, emotions, mathematics and the arts (dance, poetry, film, and drama), including questions from theory of mind (nativism vs. initiation into social practices), neuroscience, primate studies, constructivism and relativity; and the role of Wittgenstein’s philosophy in religious studies and moral philosophy, as well as their profound impact on his own life. This collection explores Wittgenstein not so much as a philosopher who provides a method for teaching or analyzing educational concepts but rather as one who approaches philosophical questions from a pedagogical point of view. Wittgenstein’s philosophy is essentially pedagogical: he provides pictures, drawings, analogies, similes, jokes, equations, dialogues with himself, questions and wrong answers, experiments and so on, as a means of shifting our thinking, or of helping us escape the pictures that hold us captive.
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Education In A Post Metaphysical World

Author : Christopher Martin
ISBN : 9781441111081
Genre : Education
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What does it mean to say that a person has been educated? This question forms the basis of global education policy debates; from the way governments establish funding for national school systems, to the way children are treated in the classroom. Should there be a common ethical core to such polices? What kind of educational process should aboriginal groups in Labrador, Canada, have a moral right to, and should this process be different from what children in New York's boroughs have claim to? Should a school-based curriculum, such as the UK's National Curriculum, make well-being a central concern or are there other ethical dimensions to be addressed? Christopher Martin explores these questions and argues that the best way to consider them is to view education as a matter of public moral understanding. He brings together traditions of thought central to philosophy of education, such as R.S. Peters, and connects this tradition to the moral philosophy and critical theory of Jurgen Habermas, whose theory of Discourse Morality has previously been given little attention in education circles.
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Education And The Common Good

Author : John Gingell
ISBN : 9781317962007
Genre : Education
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Robin Barrow has been one of the leading philosophers of education for more than forty years. This book is a critical but appreciative examination of his work by some of the leading philosophers of education at work today, with responses from Professor Barrow. It will focus on his work on curriculum, the analytic tradition in philosophy, education and schooling, and his use of Greek philosophy to enrich current debates in the subject. This work will be of interest to all those who have been influenced by his contributions to educational and philosophical debate.
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The Education Feminism Reader

Author : Lynda Stone
ISBN : UOM:39015026853583
Genre : Education
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The Education Feminism Readeris an anthology of the most important and influential essays written in feminist education theory since the late seventies. Attentive to the quality and diversity of this growing field, the Readershowcases the thinking of traditionally liberal feminists, radical postmodern theorists, and those feminists with psychological, philosophical, and political agendas. Lynda Stone introduces and frames the volume through a discussion of the historical and historicist location of the project. The 22 essays are empirical and non-empirical studies emerging from philosophy and psychology of education, critical sociology, multicultural theory and literary criticism, and many authors make theoretical connections to their own lives, their own educations, and their own teaching. Special attention has been given to the organization of the anthology, with a view to making it particularly useful as a classroom text in education and women's studies courses. One of the most important aspects of The Education Feminism Readeris the inclusion of feminists of color, whose voices are intended as a counter-balance and critique of a field that has long been exclusively white. Committed to a pluralist vision of feminism, the anthology attempts to speak for the present in feminist theory, even as it builds from a past and towards a future.
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Introduction To Educational Research

Author : Craig A. Mertler
ISBN : 0205414125
Genre : Education
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This graduate textbook shows educators how to design their own research projects, gather data in their investigations and present their findings, and defines the characteristics of ethnographic, action, evaluation, descriptive, historical, correlational, experimental, and casual-comparative research
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